In what’s become a routine celebration this time of year the ACA girls soccer team won another conference championship outscoring three conference opponents a week ago by a combined score of 12-0.
The Lions knocked off Rabun Gap, Carolina Day and Asheville School to finish their regular season with a 5-0-1 conference record.
ACA moves into their state playoffs this week with a 10-2-3 overall mark. They drew the #7 seed in the NCISAA 2A state tournament and will host a postseason match on Thursday, May 10.
The Lion baseball squad finished up their regular season last week with three conference games. ACA fell to conference champions Christ School 19-0. The Lions took the Greenies to extra innings in their first game of the year but an 11 run third inning put the game out of reach early.
ACA rebounded in their final two games of the regular season knocking off Carolina Day 14-2 and Asheville School 16-0. The Lions scored two runs in the top of the first inning against the Wildcats from Carolina Day School. The Wildcats responded with two runs in their half of the inning but from then on it was all ACA including a six-run sixth inning. The Lions were led by Luke Collier who had four hits, scored two runs and picked up three RBIs. Alex Winchester had three hits and three RBIs.
Against Asheville School, the Lions dominated from start to finish. The Blues managed only one hit for the game and after an eighth run first inning by ACA it was no contest. Grant Wallin led the way for the Lions with three hits and two RBIs.
The Lions finished their regular season with a 9-9 overall record and a 5-3 mark in conference play. ACA drew the #8 seed in the NCISAA 2A state tournament and will host a postseason game on Thursday, May 10.
For more information about the upcoming state tournaments follow the ACA twitter handle @ACAathletics or visit the state web page at www.ncisaa.org.
By Jonathan Bennett